Is it Time for Africa to Talk Tough? — Global Issues

Tanzanian officials tour the Kingfisher upstream oil project in Uganda. The African Union has adopted a position of energy access which includes deploying all forms of energy resources, including non-renewable and renewables, to address the energy crisis in the continent. Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS Opinion by Wambi Michael (kampala) Wednesday, October 05,…

World Teachers’ Day highlights need to transform education — Global Issues

The statement comes in their joint message to mark World Teachers’ Day, celebrated annually on 5 October. The international community has committed to transform education – a process that must be led by teachers. A critical partner That’s the firm belief expressed by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UN educational and cultural…

New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis — Global Issues

Action is needed over emissions, waste, pollution and biodiversity loss, it says, adding that solutions can be found, through a focus on a “circular economy” and sustainable infrastructure. The call came during the ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference, which runs until Friday, in the report authored by the UN…

New WHO strategy aims to strengthen rapid response to health emergencies — Global Issues

The Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) 2030 Strategy was launched at a meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, bringing together health workers, technical experts and international partners from 110 countries.  EMTs are groups of health professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, support workers and logisticians. They are trained and prepared to provide immediate support…

‘Worrying upsurge’ in deadly cholera, warns Tedros, in wide-ranging global health update — Global Issues

So far, 63 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola Virus infection have been reported, including 29 deaths; 10 infected health workers, four of whom have died; and four people who have recovered and are receiving follow-up care. “WHO has released $2 million from our Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), and…

Successful Climate Solutions Require Investment in the Lives of Adolescent Girls — Global Issues

Credit: UNICEF Opinion by Amy West, Sharon Iwachu (washington dc) Wednesday, October 05, 2022 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) – This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. While the last decade has seen greater attention on the positive development needs of…

Women in Argentine Slum Confront Violence Together — Global Issues

Women gather at the Punto Violeta, a center where different government agencies and social organisations seek to address the gender-based violence suffered by women in the Padre Mugica neighborhood, or Villa 31, a shantytown in Argentina’s capital city. CREDIT: Daniel Gutman/IPS by Daniel Gutman (buenos aires) Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Inter…

Lives Hang in the Balance as Kenyas ASAL Region Ravaged by Severe Prolonged Drought — Global Issues

Experts say pastoralists are at the edge of climate change adaptability due to perennial prolonged dry spells and occasional drought. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Oct 04 (IPS) – The sight of children begging for water from motorists along the Garissa…

Some Coronaviruses Kill, While Others Cause a Common Cold. We Are Getting Closer to Knowing Why — Global Issues

Some human coronaviruses cause seasonal colds or other mild symptoms. Others can be severe and even fatal. Credit: Unsplash Opinion  bellville, south africa Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Inter Press Service Seven human coronaviruses have been identified since then. Most cause only relatively minor health concerns: the common cold and seasonal…